[Mailman-Users] cause of bounces
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Tue Oct 17 18:35:03 EDT 2017
On 10/17/2017 04:28 PM, Dimitri Maziuk wrote:
> Why? If this message doesn't match its signature, then it has been
> altered in transit for sure. If were not signed, like when I post from
> home (because I can't be arsed to set gpg up on winderz), then there's
> no telling if it was or wasn't. One of those things is quite a bit not
> like the other.
If I understand your question correctly....
DKIM is meant to cryptographically prove that a message is unaltered (*).
I think that DKIM is avoiding the possibility that a message could be
incidentally modified in transit, i.e. encoding conversion, thus not
maliciously modified. As such, DKIM does not penalize for broken
signatures. Instead, DKIM rewards valid signatures.
I know it's a small nuanced distinction, but it is there.
* ROPEMAKER further complicates this throwing lots of wrenches in the works.
Grant. . . .
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